Tommy Hearns: At 147 pounds, Tommy was so quick and powerful.

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  1. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I wouldn't say Hearns chin was that weak below Middleweight, Leonard could bang at Welterweight. And Hearns took alot of punishment in the later rounds, and was stopped on his feet more due to exhaustion, rather than his chin letting him down.

    I think Hearns's weak chin gets a little bit exaggerated, now i know his chin wasn't the best. But people also forget he survived torrid moments vs Roldan, Kinchen, Leonard 2, and was able to overcome those bad moments and win those fights.

    His chin was definitely the weakest part of his game, but i don't know if i'd go as far as to say it was "glass". I guess i would class his chin as average but fighting heart was a 10 no question.
     
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  2. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Great post
     
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  3. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I honestly don’t see any welterweight outboxing him ….you can catch him …but outbox him? No
     
  4. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    I agree. Certainly not glass but he seemed to lack recovery ability once he was hurt. He didn't regain his strength the way some fighters can.
     
  5. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Agreed. I don't think anyone at 147 is outboxing him over 12.
     
  6. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Get me the Cobra!
     
  7. ETM

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  8. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It was. He's been handing out plenty of free tutoring lessons of late and on multiple topics to boot.
     
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  9. Cobra33

    Cobra33 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Hearns would blow Tito out in 3 rounds. People forget Tito was a slow starter and with Hearns that's a huge negative.
     
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  10. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Thomas Hearns is NOT Milt McCory .
    I like Curry against the vast majority of welters
    through out history. Thomas Hearns wouldn't
    be one of them.
     
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  11. Titan1

    Titan1 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    If the Starling sparring session of 1981 is any validity, I would love to have seen Marlon take on Tommy in that time period.
     
  12. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    That's true but if The Cobra lands a similar punch like the one Milton got it would be the same result. Curry had quickness and the range the ability to close distance. He would be a live Dog at the very least
     
  13. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Hearns would have to get Tito out in the early to mid rounds. He probably would do it. If this match up gets to deep water Trinidad is gonna have an advantage.
     
  14. mark ant

    mark ant Told her on twitter I wanted to see her naked butt Full Member

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    Milton never had a jab like Tommy`s.
     
  15. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Skillset and power very high. Maybe 9. I always though that Thomas' best weight was 154lb limit though.
     
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